Threats to endangered species is regularly in the news. All the better that sometimes there are success stories. Petra Kaczensky, Georg Rauer and Felix Knauer of the Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology and other international researchers have published a study in the renowned journal Science. The article shows that large predators - lynx, wolf, brown bear, and wolverine - are finding new habitat even in densely populated Europe. Altogether Europe now hosts populations of about 17.000 bears, 12.000 wolves, 9.000 lynx and 1.250 wolverines in its densely populated cultural landscapes. The return of lynx and co. leads to heated discussions in many places. An ongoing dialogue with stakeholders and an active conflict management are very important.
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(Web editor, 19 December 2014)